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Eagle's syndrome

Eagle's syndrome: Introduction

Eagle's syndrome: A group of symptoms caused by calcification of the stylohyoid ligament and an abnormally long styloid process. The styloid process is a bone at the base of the skull which is attached to muscles and ligaments connected to the throat and tongue. If this bone is too long then actions such as swallowing and turning the head can cause pain and discomfort. The cause of the condition is unknown but trauma and inflammation may be the cause in some cases. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Eagle's syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Eagle's syndrome

Treatments for Eagle's syndrome

Eagle's syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Eagle's syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Eagle's syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Eagle's syndrome

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Definitions of Eagle's syndrome:

Eagle's syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Eagle's syndrome, or a subtype of Eagle's syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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